[ hahypt-uhp ]
/ ˈhaɪptˈʌp /
intensively or excessively stimulated or exaggerated: an economy hyped-up by arms spending.
Hyperbole vs. HypeAre you excited? We are. Hyperbole is a literary device that relies on exaggeration, while hype is a word associated with excitement and publicity. Hyperbole Hyperbole is extreme exaggeration. It’s not meant to be taken literally. Writers use hyperbole to create imagery, emphasize feelings, or provide insight about a character. Hyperbole appears in novels, songs, poems, and daily speech. The song “1,000 Miles” by Vanessa …
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inflated, superfluous, disproportionate, pretentious, exaggerated, overpriced, made-up, assumed, fictional, unreal, fanciful, simulated, imaginary, created, fabricated, productive, vigorous, energetic, effective, influential
- hyped up,
Origin of hyped-up
First recorded in 1945–50
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slang stimulated or excited by or as if by the effect of a stimulating drug
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